Posts published in Day: May 27, 2019

Finland stuns Canada 3-1 to win third world title

Monday, May 27, 2019

Finland completed a fairytale world championship after they came from behind to beat favorites Canada 3-1 and clinch their third gold medal in an absorbing final on Sunday. The Finns, who beat the Canadians by the same score in their opening group-stage match, were underdogs in all three knockout stage games but they defied the odds to shock 2018 champions Sweden, Russia and Canada en route to the title. It…

Kaliningrad successfully tests independent local electricity grid

Monday, May 27, 2019

The Russian enclave of Kaliningrad between Lithuania and Poland has successfully tested full electricity independence, ERR’s Estonian-language news reported on Saturday. That the enclave can manage on its own is a condition of desynchronizing the Baltic national grids from the BRELL grid dating back to Soviet times. The test ran for four days, during which the Russian oblast of Kaliningrad was supplied exclusively by its recently built gas fired power…

‘It Was Like a Zoo’: Death on an Unruly, Overcrowded Everest

Monday, May 27, 2019

Ed Dohring, a doctor from Arizona, had dreamed his whole life of reaching the top of Mount Everest. But when he summited a few days ago, he was shocked by what he saw. Climbers were pushing and shoving to take selfies. The flat part of the summit, which he estimated at about the size of two Ping-Pong tables, was packed with 15 or 20 people. To get up there, he…

Lithuanian president congratulates Nauseda on election victory

Monday, May 27, 2019

Lithuania’s outgoing President Dalia Grybauskaite telephoned Gitanas Nauseda on Sunday night to congratulate him on his victory in the presidential runoff. The outgoing leader wished her successor strength and success in fulfilling voters’ expectations, Grybauskaite’s press office said. Accordant to information available to BNS, Grybauskaite plans to meet with Nauseda on Monday. The president also telephoned Ingrida Simonyte, Nauseda’s challenger in the runoff. Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas,…

Weather in Latvia expected to remain windy and rainy this week

Monday, May 27, 2019

Weather in Latvia will remain largely cloudy and rainy until Wednesday, 29 May. Thunderstorms are also expected, but mostly in the country’s eastern parts. In certain regions precipitation volumes may exceed 15 mm a day, as reported by Latvia’s State Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre. Wind speed in coastal regions will reach 12-15 m/sec over the course of the week. Air temperature on Monday, 27 May, will stay at +12°…

Lithuanian Presidential runoff won by bank economist Gitanas Nausėda

Monday, May 27, 2019

The Lithuanian presidential election has been won by bank economist Gitanas Nausėda in a runoff that saw the rival, conservative member of parliament Ingrida Šimonytė admit her defeat. Lithianian public broadcaster LRT reports on that in the presidential election held on Sunday, May 26, Nausėda with votes from all polling districts tallied, Nausėda received over 868,000 votes, or 66 percent, against Šimonytė’s 429,000, or 33 percent. Having accepted the victory…

Average wage after taxes in Latvia estimated at EUR 768

Monday, May 27, 2019

At the beginning of 2019, earnings in the country were growing slower than a year before. In Q1 2019, compared to Q1 2018, the average monthly gross wages and salaries grew by 7.8 % or EUR 75, reaching EUR 1 036 for full-time work. The annual increase rate recorded in Q1 2018 constituted 8.7 %, while in other quarters of the year 8.1–8.4 %. Compared to Q4 2018, gross wages…

Estonian, Polish formins discuss security policy

Monday, May 27, 2019

In their meeting in Warsaw on Friday, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu and Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz talked about relations between the two countries, security policy issues, territorial integrity of Ukraine and Georgia, and the status of Russia in the Council of Europe. Reinsalu acknowledged Poland’s resolve and consistent support in the policy visa-a-visa Russia in the European Union, spokespeople for the Estonian Foreign Ministry said. “Unfortunately, Russia is…

New Unity gets 26% support, Harmony – 17%, National Alliance – 16% at European Parliament elections

Monday, May 27, 2019

After almost all votes have been counted, according to information at the disposal of LETA, the New Unity has been supported by 26.2 percent of voters. So far only votes in some polling stations abroad and votes sent by mail have not been counted. Harmony has been supported by 17.5 percent of voters, and the National Alliance – by 16.4 percent of voters. For Development/For has received 12.4 percent of…

Lithuanian parlt speaker expects cooperation from new president

Monday, May 27, 2019

Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas, said on Sunday he expected cooperation from the country’s new president. “(I expect) collaboration with the Seimas and other public institutions. It (cooperation) has to be rhythmic, rather than being skirmishes,” he told reporters after casting his ballot in the presidential runoff and European Parliament elections. Pranckietis said he would seek to find a common language with either of the two presidential candidates.…